Chris Sims (police officer)
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|Chief Constable of West Midlands Police|
1 June 2009 – 31 December 2015
|Preceded by||Sir Paul Scott-Lee QPM|
|Succeeded by||Dave Thompson|
|Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police|
|Alma mater||St Peter's College, Oxford |
University of Warwick
He moved to Staffordshire Police in 1994 on promotion to superintendent. He worked in the professional standards unit, helped establish the performance development team, worked in CID at headquarters and spent a short time as divisional commander at Wombourne before taking up the role of divisional commander at Hanley.
He left Staffordshire in March 1999 to take up the role of Assistant Chief Constable for West Midlands Police. Sims was later appointed Deputy Chief Constable – a post he held for three years. During his time with West Midlands Police, Sims was seconded to Nottinghamshire Police to act as a strategic advisor.
Before taking up his previous role as Chief Constable of Staffordshire in September 2007, Sims was the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Policing Policy and Practice at the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) based in London. He was responsible for research and evaluation, doctrine development and implementation and portfolio management.
Sims took up new responsibilities as Chief Constable of West Midlands Police on 1 June 2009, and is paid a salary of £172,000 a year.
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